How to Unhide/Recover Files Hidden by Virus from Your USB Drive?


Have you ever ran into the situation where all or some of your files that you stored on your USB flash drive suddenly went missing? There was a possibility that your friends have deleted your files by mistake. But in most of the cases, your files were made hidden by a virus. So your files were still in the USB drive but invisible from you. You tried to use the “Show Hidden Files” option from folder option, but the files just won’t show up.

So what can you do to unhide or recover the hidden files from your USB drive? Try USB Show! USB Show is a lightweight Windows application that allows you to recover all hidden files that were hidden by a virus or person, from your USB drive. This handy tool can be used on any removable storage device and also your hard drive.

How to Unhide or Recover Files Hidden by Virus from your USB Drive?

To use USB Show, run this portable application, click on the “Recover the hide files” button on the main window, then browse for your USB drive. Now, USB Show will scan your USB drive for hidden files and recover them.

After recovery, you are advised to scan the file recovered for any infection with your Anti-virus software. And it is recommended that you make a backup of the files recovered and then format your USB drive.

Download USB Show

Steve Yu is a technology blogger with ten years blogging experience under his belt. He is the founder of or just MTQ.
  • ty that was exactly what i needed.

    • Ptjohn3

      Definitely. It has been giving me headaches ever since. Today I’ve found the Problem.

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  • a

    how do u download it man its everthing is in spanishcan some one help

  • zouz

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  • Marc

    THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH! AWESOME TOOL, WORKS EASY & PERFECTLY! Been searching the web for hours on how to solve this problem. Many people have this problem but don’t have the tool. This is what you need.

  • biren

    i tried this software but did not work.i know there are files occupying the space but are invisible.

  • Giriraj

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  • Ahsan

    Wao, it works really great. Nice software

  • Valentine Akem

    This is a great tool. Like a programmer, I have learned to appreciate any tool developed by an intelligent person. This has help me greatly today. Thanks a thousand folds. Man this is a tool of the year. My regards.

  • Phinias

    I can see my files during scanning but i can’t find them after scan has completed. Anything further I should do?

  • Miki

    Wow, USB Show is very effective. Thanks so much!

  • Lennarth Anaya

    This really helped me, thank you very much. The downloadable site:

  • Isuru

    Thanks. I was searching this.

  • vivek gharpure

    what a wonderful little utility? the english prompts are difficult to understand but it worked like magic when the registry tweak did not work at all.
    great job by the developer.

  • Siddhant

    Good Application!!! I like it very much

  • Hafeez

    Thanks heaps for this very useful utility!

    I recently found a problem with my Seagate Free Agent Go 250GB which states that there are 111GB used but I can only view some of my files. This happened right after I cleaned it with an anti-virus.

    After searching the Google for answers, I finally knew how to view the files (Vista) In explorer view>Organize>Folder and Search Options>View- uncheck view hidden files and uncheck hide protected operating system files.

    But how to unhide those files??? This is where this amazing utility comes in.. don’t worry if you don’t know spanish – it’s just one click at the center!

    Anyway, thanks again for making my day!!

  • Anish

    Thanks It works perfectly for me

  • thanks for the help. it really works!!!

  • junji

    thanks it works for me…

  • Thank you very much! it saved a lot!

  • Lamsang

    Thank’s man it save me a lot’s of time.

  • MojO

    Thnx a lot. If i haven’t found this post, maybe I can’t sleep tonight. The data in my USB is so important and I’ve tried other ways but it won’t work. So thank god and thank you! U r a total life saver.

  • pau

    oh mygoshh!!!! perfect!!! it worked!!!! thanks, thanks a lot!!!!

  • RJ

    or you can open the command prompt go to the root of your thumbdrive and type

    attrib -r -h -s /s /d

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  • Juan Dela Cruz

    Thanks, a quick solution… it helped alot!!

  • Sabeeh Javed

    Thank u very much i needed that

  • richardguillen

    tnx for the great software. most of my files from external drive saved from further damaged. (bye2x to you “haiatidx”)

  • gwen

    thank you so much buddy… very nice application… GOD BLESS YOU 😉

  • Se7enZerO

    thank you for very useful software, i recover now my important files

  • rochelle tubanza

    tnx so much. this is so helpful…

  • satyajeet

    thanx really it worked…
    very useful software

  • haji

    hey dude!!! thank you very much and to your software!!! wew i thought i was gonna format my usb,, haha 😀 keep it up

  • This really work great! Thank you so much!

  • Temmie

    thank you very much,…

  • Chris

    Thank you! Works fantastically well 🙂

  • Kenrick

    Thank you for sharing. You just saved me loads of data

  • sam

    thats wat i was looking for..thanks a lot 4 posting..

  • sam

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  • MastaMinds

    Well I haven’t tried it yet but if it worked it would be a very very useful and great tool because I am sick of not being able to see the folders….

  • MastaMinds

    This Is The Best Program Ever 😀
    it worked and I can finally see my folders without the need to make new ones <3
    Thank you

  • Sagar joshi

    I really thankfull to recover my data.


    SUPERB!!! You save me… Million thanks friends…

  • Hanis

    i have used the software and already recover the file but i cannot access the file. for your info, my file is JPEG (Photo).

    Please HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!

  • nill

    Just download Tantidote its the best way to cure and protect you computer from removable virus and it could also be used to restore your files in your flash drive even if it was deleted by a virus its totally free with full features and next time be more careful.

    the link is

  • wonderful tool. thanks a lot for providing buddy….

  • Ndupza

    You can also try this:

    Works just fine!

    • Wellwisher

      thnx ndupza…. i have tried almost 20 but this really solved my problem and fast 2….

    • tinaa

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  • Gem


    A MILLION THANKS!!! This program works magic!

  • its great thx!!!

  • narumi

    thank you so much for this helps a lot!!

  • charmaine

    This software is really GREAT!!! It restored all my folders which I thought I had lost forever. I could see them in my thumbdrive when I scanned it with my antivirus but I couldn’t retrieve them. THANK YOU SO MUCH. Without this software, I would have lost so much information.

  • Aakash

    Works great! Thanks!

  • Sahan

    its magic n no words to say hw much i loved this software….. thank you sooooo much….. 🙂

  • Manoj Parmar

    hi dear sir / ma’am m so glad because i was luking for it before to ago but failed due to because i have no idea about that but now i can recover my unhide docus but for your info i’v not yet installed it. so ???

    warm regards,


  • Alanah

    Thanks so much. This software works great!

  • josh

    thanks for sharing! 😀 God Bless

  • Emmanuel

    I had almost given up on my flash drive; especially after trying all other option but when I gave a benefit of doubt and tried this one, IT WORKED SO WELL!!!!!!

    All my folders are back and working just fine!!

    Thank you so much

  • Juno58

    Thank you, Thank you and Thank you guys. OWESOME TOOL! POWERFUL and SIMPLE TO USE.

  • Utkarsh

    wow saved me with those CMD programming which many times failed and raised my temper. THANKS to the power of 10

  • Rajesh

    thnxs,I was very much tensed as all my important documents were not visible.
    I had done many thing but it was very much useful to me
    Again Heartly Thanks

  • thanx man you saved me losing 10 GB data very meaning full to me I dont know how to thank you……just keep your spirits man…

  • PiNG

    thx man u did save my life lol

  • bern

    Thanks for the information… nice..

  • Very useful information required for lots of people facing virus problem on portable drives that hides other files and display fake one. Thank you

  • zad

    thanks a million man.tis software really breathed a new life into me.awesome and handsomely works..

  • samuel

    i got infected with security 2012 virus right this instant, my question does this work on system files or just USB files, cuz all my pictures video and programs are all hidden in their respective folder and idk how to find them unless i do the search on the start bar

  • Alma Mae

    you are truly amazing!the tool works amazingly!thanks very much!

  • joe

    I have been trying recovering my 1TB but when i used this software it shows all my folders within 2minutes ……EXCELLENT JOB MAN THANKS VERY MUCH FOR UR GOOD WORK.God Bless

  • Cutie_nishii

    my all work got hide from usb and can’t get it back…some1 help please

  • Suarakonsumer, Malaysia

    What can say? IT REALLY WORKS!!

  • Din

    Thank you so much!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
    WA!!! I’m crying… oh gosh… My Files… It’s alive…

  • Santosh87aher

    Sahi I like it it really works

  • kaydz321

    thanks to much!!!!!!!!!!!!i love this one

  • Saika-Shop

    Thanks God, whoever created this software!! ^o^

  • Tsoy_dave16

    awesome.. My GOD…THankyou much 😀

    From: Philippines

  • Gopugopinath

    OOOOOOOH MYYYYYYY GOD>>>>>>>>>>> its just awesome man
    hats off to the developers

  • Mohan M2013

    Excellent tool try it 

  • Robin

    I don’t really know a word to say…May the almighty bless you and enrich your brain for more solutions.

  • Tonyneoct

    Thanks, it helps alot. SIMPLE TO USE and Great Work

  • tatang

    gra’se’as amigo

  • pritesh khilnani

    incredible app! works on all your drives too!! Love you !

  • Mehraj

    thanK u bro it helped me a lot ur just awesome

  • Pakistani

    ThankYou V.Much!

  • roldan

    thank you sooo much:)

  • Bob John

    thans a lot it works 100 +1% no dought….its troubling me a lot now its clear again thnx

  • Tuan Anh

    My God, million thanks to you!

  • haseeb

    tnx a lot sir

  • KC

    very nice